Boston Noir 2
A reading with editors, contributors, and a special guest
Boston Noir 2:
This event includes a book signing
November 5, 2012
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store is delighted to host a reading of the new collection Boston Noir 2: The Classics featuring editors JAIME CLARKE and MARY COTTON, contributors LINDA BARNES and DAVID RYAN, and special guest ATUL GAWANDE.
Akashic Books' phenomenal hit Noir anthology series revisits Boston. This latest installment includes fourteen classic dark crime stories from the likes of David Foster Wallace, David Ryan, Boston's master of noir, Dennis Lehane, and bestselling mystery maven Linda Barnes.
From the Introduction:
"What is noir and what is not inhabits a gray area. Its definition is continually expanding from the previous generation’s agreed-upon notion that noir involves men in fedoras smoking cigarettes on street corners. Noir alludes to crime, sure, but it also evokes bleak elements, danger, tragedy, sleaze, all of which is best represented by its root French definition: black. We used this idea as our guide for this sequel to the best-selling Boston Noir anthology . . .
"The Commonwealth is an endless source of fascinating landscapes: the autumnal light spreading across the Charles River; the ice floes in the wintry Boston Harbor; a spring air tantalizing leaves in Harvard Yard; the salty taste of summer as sunbathers peer into the horizon, shielding their eyes from the glare, squinting into the middle distance. Beyond the postcard fabric, though, lies a community populated by broken families, criminal minds, voyeurs, and outsiders. They look like you and me. These are their stories."
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